Busy-Lizzie


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A garden full a weeds!

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 10:31

Depends if you want to use weedkillers or not. I would spray the lot with glyphosate. It takes a little time to work as the plants absorb it through the leaves into the roots, but you can plant afterwards as it doesn't stay in the soil. Then rake the dead weeds off, then dig or rotovate the plot. But  there are weeds like bindweed, if you rotovate be careful that the roots are removed beause if they are chopped up it will make more plants.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 26/05/2013 at 23:52

OH does most of the mowing, but we have a tractor mower - a man toy! I do weeding, pruning and planting.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 26/05/2013 at 23:43

My oriental poppies are coming out.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/24136.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 And the double aquilegias are still in flower, been out some time now.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/24137.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 And the pansies round the sundial are still well out.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/24138.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 26/05/2013 at 23:33

GG thanks for showing us the photos of your lovely garden. I was hoping for one of your hair after your comments last night!

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 26/05/2013 at 23:28

A lovely day at last. Removed 3 barrowloads of weeds, dug, manured and planted in a bed that I hadn't touched for a year or sorted properly for 2 years. Got depressed with it because the deer kept eating the plants I wanted and the plants that survived were the extra vigorous sort. Ache.

OH fenced the main flower garden against deer, but this bit is outside the fence.

Had smoked salmon and home grown salad for lunch sitting in the sun. Felt like being on holiday.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 26/05/2013 at 14:46

You have a lovely garden, Wintersong. And not a single slug nibble on the hostas. They all enlarged very well too. Bet you are looking forward to the greenhouse!

Delphiniums from seed

Posted: 26/05/2013 at 13:15

So would I and keep repotting them so they don't get rootbound.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 25/05/2013 at 23:30

Goodnight all. Expecting pic of GG's hair in the morning!

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 25/05/2013 at 22:59

I had suggested just having one Forkers, eg Good Day Forkers, but no-one wanted to - at least no one who was reading the posts at that moment.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 25/05/2013 at 22:53

GG, I'm not in England, that was from a previous trip - too many flowers out in that photo for now! With the awful weather.

WW glad you enjoyed it, good thing you went today, not yesterday (rain). I saw Chelsea on TV tonight and Chris B's garden was my favourite too. They showed the mad Australian jumping in the pool!

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